The kick-off meeting with the 12 functional areas that will receive short-term support

A total of 24 functional areas have ultimately been selected to be part of this project. 12 FAs will receive targeted support, geared around their stated needs, and another 12 will receive short-term support for specific challenges.

On September 12th will be organized the Kick-off meeting: Functional Areas in the EU”, dedicated to the functional areas that will receive light technical assistance support.

Meet the twelve functional areas

  • Larger Urban Area Karlovac (Croatia)
  • Urban Area Pula (Croatia),
  • Functional Zone Tauragė+(Lithuania),
  • Białystok Functional Area (Poland)
  • Opole Agglomeration, (Poland)
  • Rzeszow Functional Area, (Poland)
  • Wrocław Functional Urban Area (Poland),
  • Brasov Metropolitan Area (Romania),
  • Bucharest Metropolitan Area (Romania),
  • Constanta Metropolitan Area (Romania),
  • Trnava Functional Urban Area (Slovakia)
  • Banska Bistrica Functional Urban Area (Slovakia)


  • present the project and timeline
  • prepare a list of short-term support for specific challenges
  • establish next steps

The kick-off meeting will take place through an online platform and interactive tools will be used to reach all the objectives.

The participants

  • Representatives of the twelve functional areas
  • The DG REGIO project team
  • The World Bank project team